I love people watching.  You can see so much in how people interact, the ways they look at one another, the kinds of touches they exchange.

he pushes her wheelchair,
while her lap cradles
his oxygen tank
they come in,
every now and then,
to the place where I work
they are neither young, nor
healthy, nor–to be honest–
all that handsome
but there is a lasting
beauty to them
a symbiosis to their lives

written 3-21-09